A check of suspicious activity in Santa Rosa County--trespass and illegal hunting--on private lands turned into a major bust for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer Jason Marlow.
After apprehanding the offender, a 12-year-old boy with numerous trespass and illegal hunting complaints on his
questioned the youngster on where he
obtained the firearm-a .22 caliber rifle.
The response was "from his
uncle" who lived on the adjoining property.Marlow
then went to the uncle's trailer to speak with him.That's when the officer's keen powers of observation came into play. Marlow
observed three men, a pistol on the kitchen table and an operating meth lab inside the structure.He
arrested the occupants and when the uncle pedaled up on a bicycle, apprehended him, too.